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A Comparative Analysis between Period Pianos and Modern Pianos

Author : Jheel Kshirin


Abstract

Music has evolved over time, and so have the instruments. Today, classical composers like Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin are household names, but the instruments on and for which they wrote music have vanished from studios and from conversations. The aim of this research study was to examine how the value of period instruments can be promoted among musicians through a qualitative approach. An interactive online workshop was developed that exposed classical pianists to 2 video clips of various classical pieces. While one video clip would feature the piece being played on a period piano, the other would be done on a modern piano. The participants were then invited to discuss the differences and similarities observed in the respective musical renditions, as well as the position of period instruments in the life of a musician today. Through these workshops, the various themes that came into view included the difference in the quality of sound of a modern digital and a period piano, the effect of experience on period instruments on the skill of the musician, and the limitations due to which period instruments struggle to make their place today. The identification of the constraints is crucial to their elimination. Problems identified through this study are solvable to an extent. Finding our way through these limitations, we could make period instruments accessible to the common musician.



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Avinash Agrawal
Avinash Agrawal
Jun 16, 2023

A very interesting topic, deeply researched, and very well articulated. Many compliments to the young author!

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Pooja Nagwani Varshney
Pooja Nagwani Varshney
Jun 15, 2023

A comparative. Analysis between Period Pianos and Modern Pianos by Jheel Kshirin is quite binding.

While going through the paper I missed Reed Organ when examples of

Period instrument were given and I am sure there may be others too similar to piano that can be included.

In Methodology the aim is to promote period instruments, so we can add more positive points in the Stark differences with a little bit more explanation.

Loved the fact in bold that ` a pianist who has been playing a period piano would...........played the digital piano.More such lines would help towards the aim.

In the end I would say that the paper is concluded well

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Pratham Varshney
Pratham Varshney
Jun 15, 2023

Would be great to see period instruments see more adoption. Plenty of scope for large music labels to work with performance spaces and makers to make this happen.

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Ashok Maheshwari
Ashok Maheshwari
Jun 15, 2023

A beautiful indepth analysis. A very rare subject which needs attention of all Musicians to bring about beautiful variations in their composition

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prakshi05
Jun 12, 2023

You show an impressive grasp on this subject! The way you explain a complex topic in an easy-to-understand way is really impressive. Incredible work . You have brilliant thoughts! I am so proud of you Gal! So Excited for next Paper! Keep it up!! 😍🥳😊

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